Ten years ago today, in my very first blog post, I said,
Neither a farmer nor a gourmet, I can't promise technical explanations or rarefied flights of fancy.
Still, there is a rich variety of apples still available here in New England, including many heirlooms.
If you don't know these apples, prepare to be amazed.
Maybe there has been a rarified flight of fancy or two. Still, my best work here is when the prose gets out of the way and the apples speak.
The original idea was to blog about apples for a year and see what there was to learn.
There have been dry periods but there is still plenty to know about apples and the people who love them.
In honor of my tenth year I am going to indulge in some nostalgia and revisit the early days of my blog.
With a little little web-fu, I've got this blog in chronological order from the first post (unlike the backwards flow that is standard for blogs).
Join me if you want to see a greenhorn grappling with something new and interesting, rough edges and all.
I will further indulge myself with some requests to you, my readers.
First, please keep reading and, if you like, sharing your thoughts in comments to blog posts.
Second, I hope that sometime this year you will share something of mine that you like on your favorite social channel. (If you do not have any favoriate social media, well okay.)
Or with a friend who likes, or ought to like, the pomacious fruit.
I plan to do my part, and am looking forward to seeing what the 2018 harvest will bring.